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dc.contributor.advisor Virnoche, Mary en Mills, Katie Marie en 2014-05-28T20:21:46Z en 2014-05-28T20:21:46Z en 2014-05 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Humboldt State University, Sociology, 2014 en
dc.description.abstract Social movements emerge to create change, yet even within movements there exists tension surrounding any single vision of social change. Movement participants often choose between two fundamentally different approaches: fighting for change by reforming existing institutions or transforming institutions and society to affect change. While not always explicitly stated, this question of reforming versus transforming frames the vision, goals, objectives and tactics of social movements worldwide. This choice of approach is particularly salient in the gender and sexuality movements. The differences between reformative and transformative framing of these movements are clear, as victories range from achieving same-sex marriage rights through successful litigation to culturally challenging binary conceptualizations of gender and sexuality. Throughout history technology has affected social movement tactics. The Internet has enabled activists to participate in social movements in unprecedented ways. This study explores the relationship between a gender and sexuality movement organization’s master frames and the types of online activism they deploy. In this study I examined gender and sexuality movement websites. Using content analysis, I coded sites on their use of transformative or reformative master frames, particularly exploring community identification, injustice framing, scope of issues addressed, and organizational type. I then further analyzed sites identifying e-mobilizations (brochureware and online facilitation of offline actions) and e-tactics, or online protest actions. I found that both transformative and reformative movements use e-mobilizations very frequently, while reformative movements were more likely to use online protest actions such as petitions, boycotts, and email or letter writing campaigns. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Humboldt State University en
dc.subject Frame analysis en
dc.subject Qualitative methods en
dc.subject Social movements en
dc.subject LGBTQ en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Sexuality en
dc.subject Framing processes en
dc.subject Master frames en
dc.subject Reformative en
dc.subject Transformative en
dc.subject Internet en
dc.subject Activism en
dc.subject Petitions en
dc.subject Letter writing en
dc.subject Campaigns en
dc.subject Boycotts en
dc.title Social movement master frames and internet activism: comparing reformative and transformative gender and sexuality movements en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.program Sociology en

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